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5 UX articles to start off 2020

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Posted by Jennifer McCormack on January 23, 2020

5 UX articles to start off 2020

Our last compilation included some Christmas themed articles, from a web geeks advent calendar of content to UX spotted at a Christmas party. This roundup focuses on the role of animation and motion in UX, a checklist for planning a design system and the Pareto principle.

  1. Why your next brainstorm should begin with an embarrassing story

https://insight.kellogg.northwestern.edu/article/boost-creativity-brainstorm-embarrassment

This study finds that when participants remembered embarrassing stories before a brainstorming sessions, they came up with both a larger number and a wider range of ideas than those who shared a memory that made them proud.

  1. The role of animation and motion in UX

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/animation-purpose-ux/

When UI animations are subtle and unobtrusive they can improve the user experience, can communication feedback and prevent disorientation. See examples of motion as a signifier, attention grabbing animation and motion for feedback.

  1. Build better design systems

https://designsystemchecklist.com/

Checklist covering key categories for planning a design system from design language, to core components and project management.

  1. UX fundamentals: Pareto principle, the 80/20 rule that every designer should know

https://uxdesign.cc/ux-fundamentals-pareto-principle-the-80-20-rule-that-every-designer-should-know-7f98d1ac28d6

Have you ever noticed how you use the same small number of features and apps on your phone? This article explains the Pareto principle (or 80/20 rule) and how it can be applied to design.

  1. Top 10 UX videos of 2019

https://www.nngroup.com/news/item/top-10-ux-videos-2019/

The most popular Nielson Norman Group UX videos published in 2019.

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Jennifer McCormack
Jennifer McCormack

Jennie is a Marketing Executive at Arekibo. She has an interest in social media, analytics and learning about new technologies.